The reward of losing one’s child

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I just want to know am I still will be benefited hereafter if my son dies before his dad make the Azzan to him? He passed way in half hour so he did not had chance to do!!! Please let me know so I will feel comfortable!!! Jazakallah hu khair

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

 

You did not explain the details of your son clearly. Was he a minor  or adult? 

In any case, we share in your grief and pain. May Allah lighten your burden and grant you the courage to overcome this challenge. The pain of the death of your son ,whether minor or adult comes with great rewards. See the following Ahadith:

Hadith 1

وعن أبي موسي رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال‏:‏ إذا مات ولد العبد، قال الله تعالي لملائكته‏:‏ قبضتم ولد عبدي، فيقولون‏:‏ نعم، فيقول‏:‏ قبضتم ثمرة فؤاده، فيقولون‏:‏ نعم‏.‏ فيقول‏:‏ ماذا قال عبدي، فيقولون‏:‏ حمدك واسترجع، فيقول الله تعالى‏:‏ ابنوا لعبدي بيتاً في الجنة، وسموه بيت الحمد‏”‏ ‏(‏رواه الترمذي وقال‏:‏ حديث حسن‏)‏‏.‏

 

Translation:

Hazrat Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari Radiallahu Anhu Narrated:

The Messenger of Allah () said, “When a man’s child dies, Allah, the Exalted, asks His angels, ‘Have you taken out the life of the child of My slave?’ and they reply in the affirmative. Allah (Subhanahu Wata’ala) then asks, ‘Have you taken the fruit of his heart?’ and they reply in the affirmative. Thereupon He asks, ‘What did my slave say?’ They say: ‘He praised You and said: Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un (We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return).’ Allah says: ‘Build a house for my slave in Jannah and name it Baitul-Hamd (the House of Praise).”‘ [Tirmizi: 922]

This hadith is general and includes any child, minor or adult.

 

Hadith 2

 

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْخَطَّابِ زِيَادُ بْنُ يَحْيَى الْبَصْرِيُّ، وَنَصْرُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ، قَالا‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ رَبِّهِ بْنُ بَارِقٍ الْحَنَفِيُّ، قَالَ‏:‏ سَمِعْتُ جَدِّي أَبَا أُمِّي سِمَاكَ بْنَ الْوَلِيدِ يُحَدِّثُ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ ابْنَ عَبَّاسٍ، يُحَدِّثُ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم، يَقُولُ‏:‏ مَنْ كَانَ لَهُ فَرَطَانِ مِنْ أُمَّتِي أَدْخَلَهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى بِهِمَا الْجَنَّةَ، فَقَالَتْ عَائِشَةُ‏:‏ فَمَنْ كَانَ لَهُ فَرَطٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِكَ‏؟‏ قَالَ‏:‏ وَمَنْ كَانَ لَهُ فَرَطٌ يَا مُوَفَّقَةُ قَالَتْ‏:‏ فَمَنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ فَرَطٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِكَ‏؟‏ قَالَ‏:‏ فَأَنَا فَرَطٌ لأُمَّتِي، لَنْ يُصَابُوا بِمِثْلِي‏.‏

Translation:

 

Hazrat Ibn ‘Abbaas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu Radiallahu Anhu said:

“Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘The person that loses two infants, then Allah in return will surely grant that person entrance into Jannah!’. ‘Aayeshah Radiyallahu ‘Anha asked: ‘The one who has lost only one infant from among your ummah?’ He replied: ‘The one that loses only one infant shall also be forgiven’. ‘Aayeshah Radiyallahu ‘Anha then inquired: ‘What of those who have not lost any children from among your ummah?’ He replied: ‘I shall be an asset for him in the hereafter, because the loss due to my death shall be felt more than one’s family and children'”.[Shamaail muhammadiyah: 398]

 

Hadith 3

وعن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ جاءت امرأة إلي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، فقالت‏:‏ يا رسول الله ذهب الرجال بحديثك، فاجعل لنا مننفسك يوماً ناتيك فيه تعلمنا مما علمك الله، قال‏:‏ “اجتمعن يوم كذا وكذا” فاجتمعن، فأتاهن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فعلمهن مما علمه الله، ثم قال‏:‏ ‏ “‏ما منكن من امرأة تقدم ثلاثة من الولد إلا كانوا لها حجاباً من النار‏”‏ فقالت امرأة‏:‏ واثنين‏؟‏ فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم “واثنين” ‏(‏‏متفق عليه‏)‏‏.‏

 

Translation:

 

Hazrat Abu Sa’id Khudri Radiallahu Anhu reported:

A woman came to the Messenger of Allah () and said: “O Messenger of Allah! Only men benefit from your talks, so please fix a day for us, to teach us the knowledge which Allah has taught you.” The Messenger of Allah () fixed a day and directed them to assemble. When they gathered, the Prophet () went to them and taught them what Allah had taught him. He () then said, “Any woman of you whose three children die (in infancy) they will be a guard for her against Fire (of Hell).” One of the women asked: “What if she loses two?” The Messenger of Allah ()replied”Eventwo.” [Bukhari:99, Muslim:4786]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Jibran Kadarkhan

Student Darul Iftaa
Mauritius 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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